By Nicky twitter/ Last Updated June 21, 2021

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Can I convert Google Drive to OneDrive?

Nowadays, more and more users choose to store their data on cloud drives. Many cloud storage drives provide a certain storage volume for free, and users should pay to get more. Therefore, many users sign up for many accounts of one cloud drive or using more than one cloud drive for more free storage volume.

In this case, users have more and more choices to store and manage their data with the growing number of Cloud service providers. Meanwhile, cloud data transferring is not unfamiliar to everyone because they need to transfer and manage data on different cloud drives. For example, if they have an account of Google Drive and an account of Onedrive, you may need to move data from Google Drive to Onedrive sometimes.

If you have the need to convert Google Drive to OneDrive, you can read on to learn how to transfer data from Google Drive to Onedrive with detailed steps.

Way 1. How to convert Google Drive to OneDrive manually?

If you want to transfer data from Google Drive to OneDrive, you can download all the data placed under Google Drive first and then upload it to OneDrive. However, this traditional way is a bit time-wasting and annoying for the following reasons.

Step 1. Log in to your old Google Drive account.

Step 2. Create a new folder to store all files under the root directory of your Google Drive. Collect all the files and put them in a new folder.

Step 3. Right-click the new folder, click the “Download” button, and wait for the process to complete.

Google Drive Download

Note: The Google server will compress all the files into a single zip file. When the download is finished, you can unzip the file and extract all your files from the single zip file.

Step 4. Click the “Start” button in the lower-left corner of the desktop. Then, search “OneDrive” through your PC, click “Open”.

Step 5. Enter your email address and password to sign in. Then, click “Open My OneDrive Folder” and your files will be listed here.

Step 6. Drag and drop or copy and paste the files/folders you want to add into the OneDrive folder.

Windows Explorer OneDrive

Note:

  • Speed of the Internet will affect the process of downloading and uploading process.

  • You have to delete the downloaded data on your local PC because they take up a lot of disk space.

  • You need to keep waiting until the data to be downloaded and uploaded successfully or you have to re-download or re-upload if the process is paused because of the unconnected Internet.

If you don't want to go through the bothering process, is there a way for you to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive easily? Yes, you can transfer all data from Google Drive to OneDrive automatically and directly with the help of a free third-party tool - CBackup.

Way 2. How to convert Google Drive to OneDrive automatically?

CBackup is a cloud backup service for cloud backup that does not require downloading and installation, you just need to create an account and log in to use it. On it, you can add multiple cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc. to perform cloud to cloud backup, such as transfer Google Drive data to OneDrive account or other brand clouds you added directly and quickly.

What’s more, it allows you to select backup certain or all data files on Google Drive. In addition, it even supports scheduled backup tasks in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode, then, data will be backed up between two cloud drives at a regular interval or simply for a special timing automatically. You can follow the steps below to do Google Drive to OneDrive data migration with CBackup.

Step 1. Get started to create a CBackup account freely and sign in.

Sign Up

Step 2. Add and authorize your Dropbox and Google Drive under the "My Storage" tab.

Add Cloud

Note: CBackup bases on standard OAuth system that can ensure your account’s security. There is no need to worry about personal information data disclosure.

Step 3. Click on the "Backup Tasks" tab at the top of the page, then, click the "New Task" button to create a backup task.

Create Task

Step 4. Name your backup task, click the "Add Source" button to add a cloud as the backup source. Similarly, click the "Add Destination" button to add Google Drive as the backup destination.

Add Source

Step 5. (Optional) Click the "Settings" button to create a scheduled backup task. Then, click "Start Backup" in the lower right corner to perform the task.

Note:

You can click the "Settings" button before starting back up to enjoy the "File Filter" features. It can help you exclude certain types of files or contain only specified types of files when transferring.

You can enable email notification under "Settings". Then, once the task succeeds or fails, you will receive an email from CBackup.

Verdict

That’s all about how to convert Google Drive to OneDrive, following any way from above can help you achieve it. However, if your data size is a little bit large and your Internet connection is not very good, you’d better use CBackup directly to save time and effort.

And besides cloud transfer, CBackup can also be a professional cloud drive manager. With it, you can easily manage multiple cloud storage accounts on one computer without switching accounts or having several clients running in the background. It is worth to use if you have multiple cloud drives.